The AHRQ PSNet Collection comprises an extensive selection of resources relevant to the patient safety community. These resources come in a variety of formats, including literature, research, tools, and Web sites. Resources are identified using the National Library of Medicine’s Medline database, various news and content aggregators, and the expertise of the AHRQ PSNet editorial and technical teams.
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Ruppel H, Funk M, Clark T, et al. Am J Crit Care. 2018;27:114-123.
The Joint Commission requires hospitals to reduce unnecessary alarms in an effort to address alarm fatigue. This literature review found that the proportion of clinically meaningful alarms in critical care settings was consistently low. However, few studies reliably differentiated between clinically irrelevant and inaccurate alarms, a necessary distinction for effective alarm reduction interventions.
Funk M, Clark T, Bauld TJ, et al. Am J Crit Care. 2014;23:e9-e18.
Medical device alarm safety in hospitals is a National Patient Safety Goal. This survey study found marginal progress in clinical alarm safety between 2005 and 2011. According to respondents, frequent false alarms remain a significant problem.